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Where cancer patients can find advice for eating right

Upstate registered dietitian nutritionist Maria Erdman recommends these resources for help eating well during and after cancer treatment. She also sees patients who are referred by physicians. Reach her at 315-464-3607. — The National Cancer Institute makes the booklet “Eating Hints: … Continue reading

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Recipe: Acorn Squash and Apple Soup

For a soothing, cool-weather meal that’s easy on the mouth and the tummy, turn to squash, apples and onion. When combined into this satisfying soup, you’ll have a good source of potassium and fiber. Prep time takes about 20 minutes. … Continue reading

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Recipe: Berry Good Wraps

High in vitamin C and antioxidants, berries of all sorts are good food choices eaten as they are. But you can also include them in recipes for meals. This wrap showcases strawberries, which are rich in a B vitamin called … Continue reading

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Recipe: Freekeh Fruit Salad with Pecans and Cinnamon Vinaigrette

This whole-grain and vegetable salad easily layers into a jar, for a single 2-cup serving. You can mix and match with grains, vegetables and dressings that you have on hand. And remember, grating ginger releases more juice and adds more … Continue reading

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Quality nutrition comes from easy, adaptable plant-based recipes

BY JIM HOWE Eating a plant-based diet can be an easy and delicious way for cancer patients to get the varied nutrients they need, but many people only know how to prepare vegetables as a side dish or a simple … Continue reading

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Clean cooking Mother-daughter team turns love of healthy food into blog

BY JIM HOWE A lifelong interest in fresh, healthy food and a love of cooking together inspired an Upstate physical therapist and her mother to launch a food blog in their spare time. Jillian Cardinali, DPT, of Liverpool, grew up … Continue reading

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Comfort food recipe: Cinnamon apples

Enjoy this recipe as you would homemade applesauce, as a snack or for dessert. Cinnamon apples go good with pancakes, waffles or biscuits. For variety, you may want to add ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg and ¼ teaspoon ground cloves in … Continue reading

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Recipe: Couscous With Cranberries, Mint and Pine Nuts

This simple dish combines cranberries and toasted pine nuts with fluffy, protein-rich couscous (wheat granules or semolina), which is lower in calories than rice or other pastas. Ingredients 1-1/2 cups dried cranberries 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive … Continue reading

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Recipe: Broccoli, Garlic and Lemon Penne

The American Cancer Society’s “Great American Eat-Right Cookbook” features this pasta dish that highlights a vegetable high in folic acid, vitamins C and K and fiber. Broccoli is also one of the richest vegetable sources of calcium, iron and magnesium. … Continue reading

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Mediterranean chickpea salad offers a light, adaptable meal

Here’s a light meal that you can change with the addition of seasonal greens, such as spinach, kale, arugula or frisee. This recipe yields four 2-cup portions. Ingredients 6 ounces “spring mix” lettuce 4 ounces romaine lettuce, chopped 1/4 cup … Continue reading

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